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behavioral neuroscience
March 10, 2023

In a move to expand the popular Health Science and Psychology programs, AU is introducing Behavioral Neuroscience as an undergraduate major for the 2023-2024 academic year. What is behavioral neuroscience? Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of how behavior is influenced by biological factors,...

Tamara Turner
January 17, 2023

Tamara Turner ’12, ’14 MBA has taken her love of cake to new heights—35,000 feet into the stratosphere, to be precise. The founder and CEO of Chicago-based Silver Spoon Desserts began selling her mini gourmet Bundt cakes to American Airlines in 2022. The Fort Worth,...

Scientists working in laboratory.
January 13, 2023

Aurora University has entered into an agreement with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford to guarantee a direct path to admission into the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology program. Medical biotechnology is a branch of medicine that uses cells to research and produce...

Criminal Justice student at work.
January 5, 2023

A lot of people assume a degree in Criminal Justice leads one way: directly to a career in law enforcement. And it certainly can. But the study of Criminal Justice is interdisciplinary by its nature, tying together psychology, sociology, political science, and law. Graduates with Criminal Justice...

Owen Clayton '23 and Kaitlin Novak '23
December 21, 2022

Two students in Aurora University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program received an opportunity of a lifetime through their internships at Northwestern University. Owen Clayton ’23 and Kaitlin Novak ’23 traveled with the Northwestern football team to...